International Securities Exchange, Inc. - Biography of Alex Jacobson


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Alex Jacobson
Education Officer

Alex Jacobson is the Education Officer of ISE. From 1985 to 2000, he was with the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), most recently as Vice President of Business Development. During his tenure at CBOE, Mr. Jacobson was instrumental in developing CBOE's liaison to the brokerage community. He was also significantly involved in the initial development of the Options Industry Council and is a founding member of the Options Institute. Prior to 1985, Mr. Jacobson was a top producing broker and options trainer at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc.

Mr. Jacobson is frequently quoted in the financial media and has taught in the training schools of most major brokerage firms and several foreign derivatives exchanges. He is also a contributing author to the book "Master Traders" which will be published by Wiley Publishers in late 2006.

Mr. Jacobson has an M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois.